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adjective forbidden pronunciation in British English /fə(r)ˈbɪd(ə)n/

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  1. 1
    not allowed according to a rule, law, or custom
    Smoking is forbidden in all parts of the building.
    strictly/expressly forbidden: The use of mobile phones in the library is strictly forbidden.
  2. 2
    a forbidden place is one that most people are not allowed to enter
    An electrified fence marks the forbidden border zone.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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